Becoming a Nurse: An Evidence-based Approach (second edition) is a clear and concise introduction to the contexts of the contemporary nursing environment. The second edition takes an evidence-based approach to equip student nurses with the core knowledge and skills necessary for their undergraduate program and clinical placement and to take into their careers. Written with every day, accessible language and a systematic structure, Becoming a Nurse covers key topics in nursing including the Australian healthcare system, communication technologies, leadership and evidence-based practice. Each chapter is rich with features to support student learning and competency development, and has been updated throughout to include the latest references and research in nursing. The second edition includes new chapters on interprofessional collaboration, cultural diversity in healthcare, research in clinical practice, translating knowledge into practice, and health information systems and technologies.